Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen's University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)
Border Crossings and Revolutions
*****CALL FOR PAPERS*****
The twentieth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 10–13 March 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries.
It's been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind. For as moribund as the humanities have supposedly been (according to positivist scientists, economics majors, and higher education administrators) the "Culture Wars" have surely blazed a bright path across the consciousness of any literature, history, philosophy, theology or cultural studies major. Columnists from William Safire to David Brooks have bemoaned the supposed death of the humanities (while conveniently ignoring how supply-side economics has had a hearty role in that) identifying a "post-modern bogeyman" as being responsible for the murder.
Embodied Difference: Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World, edited by Richard H. Godden and Asa Simon Mittman
Call for Papers (Initial deadline, September 1)
Medieval and Early Modern art and literatures are replete with images of nonnormative bodies. Saints lives valorize physical challenges, fabliaux render them metaphorical, medical texts pathologize them, and marginal images make them subjects of amusement. Divergent bodies are viewed as gifts from God, markers of sin, or manifestations of medical imbalances. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie GarlandThomson has termed "the extraordinary body" is labeled a "monster."
Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)
October 3rd-4th, 2015
Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric
Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley
This ICLA seminar focuses on a specific form of multilingualism—on mostly monolingual texts that do not present but rather evoke another language.
The 31st Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional
"Ireland: Memory and Monument"
Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015
Submissions due July 1, 2015 to email@example.com
The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).